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Pickleball players medal in Senior Games

Pictured, from left, are Frank Schizzano, Lin Kolb, Yira Pia Sanchez, Melinda Splain, Dennis Luedke, Susan Flynt, Ken Weitzen and Marie Whalen. Pictured, from left, are Frank Schizzano, Lin Kolb, Yira Pia Sanchez, Melinda Splain, Dennis Luedke, Susan Flynt, Ken Weitzen and Marie Whalen.

Pickleball players from Henderson and Transylvania counties won medals at the North Carolina Senior Games in Concord.

The players play Monday through Friday mornings on the courts at the Crosswalk at First Baptist Church.

About 17 players from the Hendersonville area competed in the senior games. “It’s a very fast game,” said Frank Schizzano, a lifelong handball and racketball player who retired here from New Jersey. “You have to be in good shape to play it.”